June 10, 2009

CIIN set for goldenjubilee confab

By Patience Saghana
Ten days to the end of six  months activities of the 50th anniversary of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), the institute is set to host operators within and outside the financial sector.

The Conference Theme: “The CIIN at 50: Insurance as a Vehicle for National Development”, captures the ambience of the Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebrations but also subsumes a focus on the milestones achieved over the years as well as consolidation of the Institute’s laudable roles in the propagation of Insurance Education in Nigeria.

The Conference promises to be a veritable platform for knowledge sharing as well as analysis of emergent issues in the dynamic market place.

The speakers will be led by His Excellency, Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra-Leone who has accepted to give the keynote paper.

The assemblage of top-class faculties comprises the best from the Banking, Insurance and Legal Professions, including: Mr. Adeyemo Adejumo, CIIN President; Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale, MD/CEO, Leadway Assurance Co. Ltd; Mr. Wale Tinubu, Group MD/CEO, Oando Plc; Mr. Sola Akinfenwa, MD/CEO, Skye Bank; Prince Dupe Fadina, MD/CEO, Mosfad Consult; Mr. David Harpur, CEO, Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA); Mrs. Elma Hancock, CEO, Academy of Learning, South Africa; Mrs. Elizabeth Ebi, MD/CEO, Futureview Financial Services Ltd; Mrs. Seyi Ifaturoti, MD/CEO, Crystalife Assurance Co. Ltd; Mr. O.S. Thomas, Director, National Insurance Commission; Mr. Pascal Egerue, MD/CEO, Afribank Insurance Brokers Ltd and Mr. Joachim A. Adenusi, Director, Institute of Risk Management (UK)

President of CIIN, Mr. Adeyemo Adejumo, while speaking on the forthcoming events, said the expectations are very high, judging by the massive support already received from Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, Broking and Loss Adjusting Firms. Adejumo said the industry support, coming during the economic meltdown, is a testimony of the allegiance of Insurance Practitioners to their profession and calling, stating that there is unequivocal evidence that the Insurance Industry has come of age.